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Old 11-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #1 
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Question Want to get my bettas "officially classified"

Hi! I'm not very knowledgable on betta colors/ tail types besideds the basics (plakat, crowntail, halfmoon, etc.). I was hoping some would could officially classify my boys for me. Thanks a bunch!!

This is Junior (one of the best pictures I have taken of him as far as representing his colors):



This is Zen (photo was taken with flash, but he's more of a blue in natural lighting) :


And lastly, Shaka:


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Old 11-11-2012, 10:49 PM   #2 
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Beautiful betta's! :D Great job!
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:34 AM   #3 
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difficult to tell on the last two without a flare shot, but i'll do my best.

junior is a bicolor dragonscale halfmoon plakat.
zen is a red-green bicolor super delta with some rosetail branching.
shaka is a red copper halfmoon with an imperfect butterfly pattern ( imperfect because he has no banding on the dorsal)
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difficult to tell on the last two without a flare shot, but i'll do my best.

junior is a bicolor dragonscale halfmoon plakat.
zen is a red-green bicolor super delta with some rosetail branching.
shaka is a red copper halfmoon with an imperfect butterfly pattern ( imperfect because he has no banding on the dorsal)
Thank you so much! What is the difference between a super delta and a halfmoon? And how can butterfly pattern be identified?
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Thank you so much! What is the difference between a super delta and a halfmoon? And how can butterfly pattern be identified?
a super delta is the same variety of betta as a halfmoon, but whereas a HM's tail will spread a full 180 degrees or more when flared, a SDeT will fall somewhere between 150-179. anything less would be considered a delta tail.

butterflying is when the fins are one solid color near the body, but a lighter color (usually white, off-white or clear) on the outer half of their length. yours is an imperfect butterfly because his dorsal is a solid color from base to tip, while the rest of his fins exhibit butterfly patterning.
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a super delta is the same variety of betta as a halfmoon, but whereas a HM's tail will spread a full 180 degrees or more when flared, a SDeT will fall somewhere between 150-179. anything less would be considered a delta tail.

butterflying is when the fins are one solid color near the body, but a lighter color (usually white, off-white or clear) on the outer half of their length. yours is an imperfect butterfly because his dorsal is a solid color from base to tip, while the rest of his fins exhibit butterfly patterning.
Awesome! Thanks for your insight! :)
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I have decide that i LOVE your last beta pic, i don't care if it ain't perfect. I LOVE IT!!!
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I have decide that i LOVE your last beta pic, i don't care if it ain't perfect. I LOVE IT!!!
Haha thank you!!
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